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28 April: Prudence V, Docility.


Somehow the concept of docility has received a rather bad press.  It seems to denote a quality of weakness, of wishy-washy meekness.  It’s not strong or dynamic enough, we might think.  264 more words

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FRIENDSHIP: The Enchanted Bluff, by Willa Sibert Cather

We had our swim before sundown, and while we were cooking our supper the oblique rays of light made a dazzling glare on the white sand about us. 3,846 more words

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First Principles: Character Builds A Nation

“If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation.” – Samuel Adams (1780)

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Honor and the Military Photo Scandal

Recently it has come to light that female members of the Marines and other branches of the military have been victims of a photo-sharing network, in which nude pictures of female service members were distributed in a wide-scale fashion without their consent.  276 more words

Philosophy Of Honor

27 April: Prudence IV, Understanding.

The next step in the dance of prudence is understanding, for Saint Thomas.  Understanding gives us the ability to see how this principle applies to… 236 more words

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the new morality: perspectives (pt. 2)

In the last post, I defined the terms “social virtues” and “personal virtues.”

While guarding against a reactionary response that would disregard social virtues altogether, I hope to show why personal virtues deserve renewed attention. 1,042 more words


Why I feel bad for people in relationships

Raise your hand if you have your wedding all pinned on Pinterest.

Okay, let me take a wild guess at what you pinned; rustic barn is your venue, glitter everywhere, maybe sunflowers, no, actually, maybe you’re that “converse shoes for the bridesmaid” kind of gal, and you have your husbands tux picked out and you only hope and pray he tears up when you walk down the aisle. 796 more words